MacBook or Pro and Creative Suite?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by amhp, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. amhp macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2007
    I'm in a M.A. Publications Design programs and I think I need some Mac experience so I want to buy either a MacBook or MacBook Pro. I will be using the laptop primarily for running Creative Suite and read that it does not currently run natively on either. Has anyone had any problems or have any suggestions with Creative Suite? I have books and tuition to pay for as well so I need the least expensive laptop possible but don't want to get something that won't function....I guess I could wait one more semester if I have to...:confused:

    Thanks !
  2. extraextra macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2006
    CS doesn't depend on the graphics card (but then again, I could be forgetting a program or two in CS that might?), so if you need the bigger screen of a MBP for your work then I would get it, otherwise a MB would be perfectly fine. Just upgrade the RAM to 2GB.

    Since CS isn't a UB, I don't think it would be wise to have multiple CS apps open unless you have something like a Mac Pro, but I could be wrong. I've only used Photoshop and Illustrator simultaneously, they ran a bit slow but fine overall.
  3. leekohler macrumors G5


    Dec 22, 2004
    Chicago, Illinois
    I've had bad experiences using Photoshop CS2 on a MB. Very slow. The MBPs handle it substantially better, but as the previous poster said, having 2 Gigs of RAM in the MB will help. I haven't tried one with that much RAM yet, but still I intend to wait to see what happens when CS3 comes out. Right now as it stands, I'm leaning toward an MBP. I could be convinced to get an MB once CS3 comes out if the performance is much better.

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